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Libertarian Jo Jorgensen Secures Ballot Access in Virginia - Two States Remain to Certify Ballot Access

Libertarian Jo Jorgensen Secures Ballot Access in Virginia - Two States Remain to Certify Ballot Access

On Monday, August 31, the State of Virginia certified that Jo Jorgensen would appear on the Virginia ballot alongside Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and Kanye West. The Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins failed to qualify for the ballot. 

Virginia marks the 48th state + Washington DC to certify Jo Jorgensens 2020 Presidential Ballot access. The Libertarian Party has a ballot access fund and updates page that highlights the ballot access restrictions that were placed in many states after the Libertarian Party secured all 50 states access in 1992, 1996, and 2000.  The Libertarian Party did not ensure 50 states access again until 2016 when former New Mexico Gary Johnson ran for the nomination with VP candidate Bill Weld former governor of Massachusets. 

 

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All eyes now turn to New Hampshire to certify the currently submitted petition and for Rhode Island's petition deadline this Friday, September 4.

Even with the 50 states certifying ballot access Jo Jorgensen is unlikely to be invited into the presidential debates. This disenfranchisement stems from extreme levels of collaboration to exclude third parties from the debates committed by the commission on presidential debates. 

Even so, Jo Jorgensen has enough ballot access to win 270 electoral votes. Before the readers jump to the conclusion that the electoral college wouldn't vote as determined by the state, I suggest you read our article discussing this election myth as we look into how we choose electors.